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Incident Reports - Informal Investigations

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Date Gender Age Rating Location Wind Speed &
Conditions
Wing &
Launch Type
Glider Summary Injury
4 Sep 2001 Male 28 Club Pilot Baba Dag
Turkey
8-16 km/h
Smooth/Steady

Paraglider
Foot (Reverse)
FreeX
Pure

During spiral dive at siv course, the D ring of the harness broke causing the pilot to weight shift into the dive exacerbating the manouevre. The pilot applied outside brake and recovered the situation.

4 Sep 2001 Male 23 Seeg
Germany
8-16 km/h
Variable

Paraglider
Foot (Reverse)
Firebird
Matrix

Whilst practicing ground handling the student was dragged across a nearby canopy. The hooks in the students boots snagged on the lines of this canopy causing damage to the lines.

3 Sep 2001 Male 18 Seeg
Germany
0-8 km/h
Smooth/Steady

Paraglider
Foot (Forward)
Firebird
Matrix

During a top to bottom flight the student encountered sinking air whilst performing a left turn. With insufficient height to correct this the student was instructed via radio to flare. He landed fast and did a judo roll.

Bruised right shoulder and back.
2 Sep 2001 Male Moel Wnion
United Kingdom
16-24 km/h
Smooth/Steady

Paraglider
Edel
Sabre

Pilot seen to be performing wing-overs too close to the hill, resulting in an impact.

Fr Clavicle, ribs, collar bone.
2 Sep 2001 Moel Wnion


Paraglider


No details.

Unknown, but justified helicopter evacuation to Bangor hospital.
1 Sep 2001 Male 66 Pilot Batcombe
United Kingdom
8-16 km/h
Variable

Paraglider
Foot (Reverse)
Airwave
Harmony

Pilot launched into light wind and flew over a densley wooded part of the hill. In his attempt to remain in the lift band he inadvertently flew into a tree, his canopy getting caught in the branches.

27 Aug 2001 Male 43 Pilot Moel Elio
United Kingdom
0-8 km/h
Thermic

Paraglider
Foot (Reverse)
Ozone
Octane

Pilot launched into thermal lift. Almost immediately he turned back to take advantage of the lift. He misjudged his position within the thermal lift and flew into an area of sinking air above the hill causing him to lose 20ft and impact the hill.

Fr vertebra, L1.
23 Aug 2001 Male 19 Club Pilot Aspres
France
16-24 km/h
Thermic

Paraglider
Foot (Reverse)
Nova
Xact

Inexperienced pilot failed to flare or perform a plf during landing, consequently landed very heavily.

Fr lower fibula.
18 Aug 2001 Male 34 Ben Lawyers/ Maell Correneach
United Kingdom
16-24 km/h
Thermic

Paraglider
Foot (Reverse)
Apco
Spectra

Inexperienced pilot launched into strong conditions, stalled after take-off crashed into rock.

Two fractured lumbar vertebrae, Fr ankle.
7 Aug 2001 Male 35 Pilot Long Mynd
United Kingdom
24-32 km/h
Thermic

Paraglider
FreeX
Mission



Fractured (2) vertebrae (upper lumbar), possible FR ankle.
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Incident reports (informal investigations) last updated: 17 July 2018 at 05:45:07 AM

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